The Lady Anderson dinner cruise yacht will be leaving Panama City Beach in September for its new home in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
The Anderson family is selling the ship to a catering company there that will begin its own dinner cruises.
The Lady Anderson has been operating out of the Capt. Anderson's Marina for the last 20-years. Thousands of people have taken part in one of the dinner cruises or the daytime tour cruises.
The Massachusetts buyers were hoping to get the Lady Anderson in June. But the Andersons wanted to finish the summer and keep the ship for their 40th anniversary.
Capt. Ken Anderson told NewsChannel 7 they'll continue to operate several other boats at the marina. "We still will be in the boat business. We have three other boats in the marina to look after, so we'll still be doing the fishing and the Shell Island and dolphin cruises,
Suzie Anderson Cox, General Manager, told us, "We'll be running for the next 8 weeks through September 26th and we're hoping that our loyal customers will come out one more time and cruise with us. We'll be running Wednesday through Saturday through September 26th."
The Anderson's will begin listing specials on their Facebook for locals who want to take one last cruise on the Lady Anderson. The final local voyage is scheduled for September 26th.